Republican Governor Endorses Democrat in State Attorney Race

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In a surprising move, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has endorsed Democrat challenger Thiru Vignarajah to become Baltimore City’s next state attorney. The move comes after repeated clashes with incumbent State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby who is notorious for her soft-on-crime record.

Fox News reports:

“For far too long, violent criminals have been allowed to terrorize the streets of Baltimore with impunity,” Hogan said in a statement endorsing Democrat Thiru Vignarajah to be Baltimore City’s state’s attorney.

“Every single day, the people of Baltimore pay a steep price for that failure with lost loved ones, terrified families, and countless lost potential. This crisis rises above partisan politics. It’s not about right or left. It’s about right and wrong,” Hogan continued. “As governor, there is nothing more important to me than the safety of our communities. Thiru Vignarajah will restore trust, hold violent criminals accountable, and make our streets safer.”

Hogan’s endorsement of Vignarajah, who is attacking Mosby over Baltimore’s crime rates also comes as he has been floated as a potential 2024 contender.

“Fighting violent crime is supposed to be the job of local leaders. For eight years, the governor has done his best to support the city in its battle against violent crime. But Governor Hogan knows that without leadership at the local level, this fight is infinitely harder than it needs to be,” Vignarajah said.

“In a moment of crisis like this, public safety must come before partisan politics. I am honored and overwhelmed by the Governor’s endorsement, which follows in the best traditions of our city and state,” he added.

Some speculate Hogan’s endorsement could be a major boon for Vignarajah because of his reported popularity among African American voters. A January Gonazles Polls Inc. survey showed that Hogan has a 79.9% approval rating with African-Americans.



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Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
6 months ago

Of course he does. He’s not a Republican.
This guy is an absolute disgrace to be a part of our party. And, his state is not Republican much less conservative.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
6 months ago

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charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
6 months ago

Hunter and I have done nothing wrong? Joe bidens two biggest lies since he has been in office “the buck stops with me ” this over the hill failure, has not stopped blaming everyone for his continual stream of cluster fxxxs since his first day in office, The second biggest lie was his violation of oath of office to protect and serve which he has violated from day one including his lie of being fit to serve. First impeachment then jail, his latest comment that he and Hunter have done everything by the book, what fxxxing book? some biden crime family BS, starting with if you tell a lie long enough it becomes the truth. When the investigations begin, the truth will come out, about all the pots of gold the biden family have received from accepting money from our adversaries do do what?

chris
chris
6 months ago

Hogan is a weak Governor, he refuses to stand against the liberals but in this case he has zero choice. The States Attorney for Baltimore City will always be a democrat of color, the city voters are an ignorant lot and will only vote black democrat regardless of their usefulness. This is endorsing the least offensive of those running.

John Grychak
John Grychak
6 months ago

BALTIMORE, NEEDS TO FIRE ALL THEIR CURRENT POLITICIANS, AND START ANEW! THEY ARE ALMOST UP THERE WITH CALIFORNIA, AND NEWSOM, AS FAR AS CORUPTION IS CONCERNED!

Lawrence Foster
Lawrence Foster
6 months ago

Smart move. There’s no point endorsing a Republican – or even an independent – in Baltimore. Bawlmer (as locals call it) is one of those brain-dead cities Granny Pelosi was talking about when she said some folks would vote for a glass of water if it had a “D”after it.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
6 months ago

He continues to prove he’s a RINO. This is not a surprise. Always be very wary of any “Republican” elected statewide in Maryland or Mass. These states are mostly hopeless, like NY, IL and CA.

David Wantz
David Wantz
6 months ago

I don’t always agree with Gov. Hogan. But this was the right thing to do. This endorsement may be what the city of Baltimore needs to move in the right direction. Your word betrayal? was misleading and shows your inability to understand what’s needed in the City of Baltimore. This is not a republican/democrat issue. Many moderates make good decisions based on the need of there constituents.

OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
6 months ago

There is no doubt the present State Attorney of Maryland, Marilyn Mosby, is a RINO, but the governor supporting a socialist, anti-American democrat I can’t abide by either.
Maybe Maryland wants to be a communist state, is the governor is a RINO as well so no surprises.

Karen
Karen
6 months ago

As long as they are working together for the sake of their community it doesnt really matter. Isnt that what bipartisan is all about? Now how does he feel about the rest of the issues like gun control, immigration and abortion?

AZtejas41
AZtejas41
6 months ago

If Vignarajah is a good law and order candidate, this is a great endorsement. There will never be a Republican elected in the City of Baltimore.

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